Project Pakistan

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This month marks the anniversary of the devastating floods in Pakistan


Christian Troy and Jordan Tappis revisit Pakistan on behalf of Waves For Water.

Pakistan’s floods of Summer 2010 were rated by the United Nations as the greatest humanitarian crisis that the UN has ever faced. And although it measured such magnitude, the disaster went largely unnoticed by the international community.

The UN expressed concern that aid was not arriving fast enough, and the World Health Organization reported that ten million people were forced to drink unsafe water.

Waves For Water responded. We overlooked the politics and the threats and focused on the human crisis. Within a month, we raised funds, shipped water filtration systems, and arrived in Pakistan to find partners in country to combine efficiencies for optimizing distribution of clean water to those in need.

Pakistan Demo

Christian Troy gives a demo on water filter installation

 

Distributing water filtration systems in the rural Layyah District of Punjab, Pakistan

Distributing water filtration systems in the rural Layyah District of Punjab, Pakistan

 

One of our Water Filters in use

Waves For Water filtration system in use

 

A Pakistani farmer drinks clean water to the last drop before he raises his dry tin cup and smiles

A Pakistani farmer drinks clean water to the last drop before he raises his dry tin cup and smiles

 

A couple of beneficiaries acknowledge the camera after the one on the left recited an original poem of gratitude

A couple of beneficiaries acknowledge the camera after the one on the left recited an original poem of gratitude

 

As it turns out, any other color bucket may have just blended in—

As it turns out, any other color bucket may have just blended in—

 

These two bespectacled brothers left us with an indelible image of radiant, red buckets being carried off into the farmers' fields

These two bespectacled brothers left us with an indelible image of radiant, red buckets being carried off into the farmers' fields

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7 Responses to “Project Pakistan”

  1. Frank Chavez

    I amreally interested in helping out around the globe with this. I tried to contact you last year during the US Open but never got any feed back at all. If I could go abroad and continue to support my family I would love to be a part of this year round…fc

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  2. ali

    Very poor situation for the drinking water in Pakistan. But in last Decade it is felt that Govt lodged many filters in living territories. If this is not possible, then the CHLORINE is the best way to make unclean water to drinkable water. This is very cheap, it can be used on the top of tube well tap through a machine. Only i estimated 10 years ago 0.50 paisa spend for one person chlorine. But now Govt is not using this.

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  3. rachel

    I am very interested in your water filters ~ could you please send me detailed information regarding the actual filtration system and exactly what bacteria and virus the filters eradicates! Thank you and I look forward to a prompt response.

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  4. Seamus McNally

    Thank you for spreading the word about your inspiring and effective mission which clearly reaches the lives of a great many people.

    Waves for Water spreads compassion, goodwill and common sense in a way that tangibly raises the level of consciousness around the world -among those people who need the most and in those who have the most to share.

    Please keep me informed of your endeavors.

    Many Thanks,
    Seamus McNally

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  5. Jennifer

    Christian, thank you for the wonderful work you are doing. And for the awareness you are creating. May your ability to see through political challenges in order to serve a great human need, empower others to act. I look forward to your updates and wish you continued success.
    Best,
    Jennifer

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